Number of Required Coins : 220

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 68.002

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While other denominations come and go, or pass through periods where their striking is suspended for several years, the humble cent goes on. It has been minted continuously, every year since 1793 save only one year, 1815, and that was due to a copper shortage stemming from the War of 1812. For a fascinating panorama of the history of American Coinage, it's hard to beat this set. From the first Chain Cents of 1793, though the beloved Indian Cents of the Civil War era to the ubiquitous Lincoln Cent, the cent truly tells the story of our nation's coinage. Fortunately as well, none of the dates are unaffordable. Not all are inexpensive though, and the 1793, 1799 and 1804 will present something of a challenge. In fact, finding a truly choice 1799 or 1804 is downright difficult. However, lower grade examples can be found, and when complete, few sets can match the date set of cents an unbroken story of U.S. coinage.

Notes: This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 High Desert 100.00% 66.91 66.91
2 ESM Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 65.94 65.94
3 Enfield Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 93.18% 47.08 40.92
4 Penny Saved is a Penny Earned Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.64% 40.09 38.90
5 lostmountainman Click to view Set Images 80.91% 55.62 37.01
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 High Desert 100.00% 66.91 66.91
2 ESM Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 65.94 65.94
3 Enfield Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 93.18% 47.08 40.92
4 Penny Saved is a Penny Earned Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.64% 40.09 38.90
5 lostmountainman Click to view Set Images 80.91% 55.62 37.01
6 The R.S.Gore Collection Click to view Set Images 69.55% 63.72 35.50
7 Water Sports Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 99.09% 34.03 33.30
8 Finest Cents Click to view Set Images 66.36% 65.84 32.68
9 Mataafa Click to Contact Owner 64.55% 61.18 28.70
10 Brown'sFamily Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 56.36% 57.52 21.71
11 mikedeppe Click to view Set Images 68.18% 27.75 20.22
12 Reynolds 50.00% 67.62 17.63
13 Cen-Cal 45.00% 52.89 16.18
14 Randolph Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 30.91% 63.26 14.16
15 croakerbc 29.55% 60.99 13.22
16 ajia Click to Contact Owner 43.18% 47.75 12.05
17 Brown'sFamily (2) Click to Contact Owner 36.82% 67.85 09.85
18 Spooly Click to Contact Owner 29.09% 44.77 09.17
19 LaurelAnn Click to Contact Owner 17.73% 48.12 07.68
20 Bear Creek Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 10.91% 60.18 05.59
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